The University are embedding education for sustainable development (ESD) in our courses so that students gain ESD knowledge. Thus, we offer a wide range of taught modules with subject-relevant content to support sustainable development. Through these courses students will understand how to address social, environmental, and / or economic concerns and develop key competencies for sustainability. The University undertakes an annual curriculum audit to review and report on the progress of integration of ESD into the curriculum.
For further information head to the Education for Sustainability Moodle page. Its purpose is to provide colleagues and students with links to policy, organisations, and resources that may be of use for research or when embedding sustainability into the curriculum.
The Summer School in Sustainable Practice is an annual 2-week intensive course, aimed at providing students with a broad introduction to key concepts and ideas in the theory and practice of sustainability.
Upon completion, students receive the Certificate in Sustainable Practice, which will appear on their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).
The course is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.
If you are a first or second year student, completing the Summer School will count as 50 points towards the Big Essex Award, which you can collect retrospectively in September.
This Summer School runs every year in June. Details for next year will be available from March 2023.
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